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People have been demonstrating and hold vigils around the country—and here at home—ever since violence erupted at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville on Saturday where a woman was killed. A peaceful solidarity event at the University of New Mexico Tuesday night in Albuquerque drew a large and sometimes solemn crowd.  

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Los Alamos Research Reveals More About T. Rex RelativeThe Associated Press

Researchers at a top U.S. laboratory have used neutron beams and high-energy X-rays to produce the highest resolution scan ever done of the inner workings of a fossilized tyrannosaur skull.

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The Bernalillo County Commission will hold another public meeting Tuesday on Santolina, a controversial 22-square mile residential development planned for an area west of Albuquerque.

Livestream Tuesday 8/15 6p: New Mexico PBS, New Mexico in Focus (NMiF) and the Criminal Law Section of the State Bar of New Mexico co-host an Albuquerque Mayoral Candidate Forum. Watch the livestream here on KUNM.org.

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Nuclear weapons contractors around the U.S. made mistakes when shipping explosives and toxic chemicals at least 25 times in the last five years, according to government records. And an investigation found that regulators imposed only a few, minor penalties for those potentially dangerous errors. 

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Santa Fe Indian Market Fuses Tradition With Contemporary ArtThe Associated Press

For nearly a century, American Indian jewelers, potters and other artists have been gathering in the heart of northern New Mexico to show off their creations as part of one of the nation's most prestigious art markets.

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 Around the world pollinators are in crisis. That includes bees, butterflies, moths and more. This has potentially drastic consequences for all of us since more than two thirds of our food crops rely on pollinators, according to the United Nations, and even more of our flowering plants. A new show opening August 19 at 516 ARTS in Albuquerque explores the idea of cross pollination through art with the idea of spurring awareness and action. 

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New Mexico School District Reports $202K In Thefts, LossesAssociated Press

New Mexico's largest public school district is reporting that more than $202,000 worth of items went missing or were stolen from Albuquerque schools during the past year.

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A new contemporary art museum is looking for an innovative light fixture to welcome visitors into its lobby.  That was the fictional problem posed to design students at universities throughout the country in the 2017 Robert Bruce Thompson Student Light Fixture Design Competition.  Two of the top three honors in the competition went to students at the University of New Mexico's School of Architecture & Planning, Madison Wickstrom and Arjun Bhakta.

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Coalition Of States Files Brief In Ten Commandments Case - By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press

A coalition of nearly two dozen states led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is stepping into a dispute in northwestern New Mexico over a Ten Commandments monument.

Who Calls Police?

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KUNM Call In Show 8/17 8a: Call now - 505-277-5866 (local in Albuquerque). Not everyone reaches out to law enforcement when they're in danger or when they're victims of a crime. With the federal government trying to crack down on undocumented immigrants in New Mexico, advocates say even more people here are unwilling to call police for help. But this is an ongoing issue here and all over the country.

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New Mexico Land Office Goes After Texas 'Dirt Bandits'The Associated Press

The New Mexico State Land Office is going after a West Texas county after it was learned that loads of dirt, sand and gravel were disappearing from a parcel of state trust land along the border.

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Bernalillo County Keeps Immigrant-Friendly Policy In PlaceAlbuquerque Journal

Bernalillo County has rejected a push by a county commissioner to change a resolution approved earlier this year declaring the county to be friendly to immigrants.

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Several branches of law enforcement in the Albuquerque area participated in a sting last month that targeted people who were trafficking minors for sex. But the operation netted adult sex workers, and the agencies took different approaches to dealing with them.

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Mayoral Race In New Mexico's Biggest City To Focus On CrimeThe Associated Press

State Auditor Tim Keller has officially declared his candidacy for mayor of New Mexico's largest city while rolling out a plan to tackle growing crime rates in Albuquerque.

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Major Gas Producer BP Touts Productive Well In New MexicoThe Associated Press

International producer BP is pointing to northwestern New Mexico as a possible significant new source of natural gas for the United States.

7/22--"It's going to change but we're building the rules of the road now....

7/8-- How are women advancing the work environment? What roll will they play in the future?

From Irene, we hear about how other countries encourage boards of directors to include women; from Maggie-registering family friendly workplaces in NM; from Miriam--setting up a home office.

New Mexico Cow Shootings Spark Fears Of Serial Cattle Killer – Associated Press

The fatal shootings of several cows in southeastern New Mexico have sparked fears of a serial cattle killer running loose.

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"One forges one's style on the terrible anvil of deadlines."  So said prolific writer Émile Zola.  Albuquerque's Blackout Theatre Company challenges local theater artists to a 24-hour deadline -- they have just one day to write and stage a new one-act play.  The various results, 24/7, will be performed for the public on August 12.

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EPA Considers Paying Damages Over Mine SpillThe Associated Press

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency says he will consider paying for economic damages from a 2015 mine waste spill triggered by agency crews.

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New Mexico Educational Funding At Stake In Two-Month TrialThe Associated Press

A high-stakes legal battle focused on the plight of New Mexico's most vulnerable public school students is headed toward the finish line.

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New Mexico Governor Links New Economic Growth To Tax Cutting – The Associated Press

Republican New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is linking a spurt of local economic growth to the state's commitment toward cutting taxes and streamlining regulations.

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Republican efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act died in Congress last week – at least for now. But local insurance carriers are still struggling with a lot of unknowns under President Trump.

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House Ethics Panel Clears 2 Lawmakers – The Associated Press

The House Ethics Committee has cleared Democratic and Republican lawmakers in separate inquiries.

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Health advocates in New Mexico are urging lawmakers to improve Medicaid and the insurance markets now that Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act have failed. 

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President Trump Tweeted Wednesday morning that transgender people will again be barred from the U.S. military.

It’s unclear what this means for the thousands of transgender service members in the military today. The president’s press secretary said the White House and Department of Defense will have to work together to figure that out. The Pentagon had already delayed accepting transgender applicants into the military through at least January 2018.

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KUNM Call In Show 7/27 8a: As New Mexico grapples with a budget crisis, the state is considering whether to save money by making changes to Medicaid—things like charging copays for prescriptions and doctor visits and eliminating dental care for Medicaid recipients. 

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Bernalillo County's Animal Shelter Set To Open Summer 2018The Associated Press & The ABQ Journal

Bernalillo County's first animal shelter is scheduled to be completed the by the end of summer 2018.

http://art.unm.edu/project/college-of-fine-arts-downtown-studio/

One of the ways in which the University of New Mexico collaborates with the City of Albuquerque is through the City's Public Art Urban Enhancement Division, which supports Albuquerque's fine arts projects.  The Division and UNM joined forces in 2015 to create an off-campus gallery that showcases student artists alongside local artists.  The College of Fine Arts (CFA) Downtown Studio is located just off Central at 4th and Copper.

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